Town Court


Hillsdale Town Court will resume hearing court cases soon.  

The court will contact you and identify a specific NEW  appearance date and time starting the third Wednesday of April: April 21st, 2021.

Please be patient. Because the Court has been closed for so long, there are numerous cases to be rescheduled and there will be a process as to how to reschedule appearance appointments.  With continued mail delays it is IMPERATIVE for this rescheduling process that you supply a contact phone number.  

PLEASE call 518-325-5073 Ext. 4 and clearly leave your name and phone number.

You can also send an email with your phone number to   (I can’t help you without your phone number).

Private office appointments are still available to discuss & pay suspension lift fees;  call the above phone number for this appointment.



Do not come to court on the scheduled court date on your ticket

  • mail your ticket to Hillsdale Town Court, PO Box 305, Hillsdale, NY 12529
  • you must indicate your phone number on the ticket
  • if necessary correct your mailing address on the ticket
  • identify your plea of: guilty or not guilty on the ticket
  • you will be phoned with a future appearance date and time

Thank you-

BJ Tiso, Hillsdale Court Clerk

Court Clerk

BJ Tiso

Hillsdale Town Court
2609 State Route 23
P.O. Box 305
Hillsdale, NY 12529

Clerk Office: (518) 325-5073 ext. 4
Fax: (518) 325-6917


Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday, from 10 am to 3 pm
Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm

While we do our best to post changes to office hours, we do recommend you contact the court via phone to confirm the hours for the day you intend to come in as emergencies do arise.


Mark Cawley
Russ Immarigeon

For Evictions, Small Claims, Civil Matters, Criminal Cases:

At this point of 2021, Civil cases and Eviction cases are NOT BEING SCHEDULED

For Vehicle & Traffic & Criminal Cases:

The court is in session the THIRD Wednesday of each month unless otherwise announced.

Hillsdale Town Court is the first level trial court in the New York State Court System. The Court has jurisdiction over vehicle and traffic matters, criminal matters, small claims cases (up to $3000), landlord-tenant cases. It has the authority to arraign persons on all charges but is generally limited to the adjudication of non-felony charges.

The Town justices are also empowered to officiate at weddings of all who possess a valid marriage license in the State of New York. The voters of Hillsdale elect the Town Justices to four-year terms.

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Note: these answers were created prior to the changes created by the virus, so please call the above phone number for present day clarity.